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dc.contributor.advisorAssefa, Getachew
dc.contributor.authorMacKinnon, Catherine Marie
dc.date.accessioned2019-10-01T15:40:50Z
dc.date.available2019-10-01T15:40:50Z
dc.date.issued2019-08-19
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/1880/111118
dc.description.abstractA carbon footprint investigation of the Kluane Lake Research Station (KLRS), which supports the advancement of climate science, is vital to identify the organization’s large-scale contribution to climate change. A comprehensive measurement of KLRS’s emissions profile enables the development of effective mitigation and management strategies to approach net zero carbon, in alignment with current IPCC projections. The GHG Protocol Standard was applied to evaluate KLRS’s material emission sources and understand its energy demands and environmental impacts, supplemented with an economic analysis of mitigation efforts addressing its predominant direct contributor. The findings yielded 86 percent of KLRS’s absolute emissions were scope 3 with 86 percent attributable to aviation, emphasizing the importance of decarbonization, extensive behavioural change, and global collaboration essential to progress this fundamental exploration whilst minimizing its impact. This signifies a critical juncture in addressing climate science’s ironically high carbon signature and the synergistic pursuit required to realize carbon neutrality.
dc.language.isoen
dc.rightsUniversity of Calgary graduate students retain copyright ownership and moral rights for their thesis. You may use this material in any way that is permitted by the Copyright Act or through licensing that has been assigned to the document. For uses that are not allowable under copyright legislation or licensing, you are required to seek permission.
dc.titleThe Irony of Climate Science and the Race to Net Zero A Carbon Footprint Investigation
dc.typereport
dc.publisher.facultyGraduate Studies Haskayne School of Business
dc.publisher.facultySchulich School of Engineering
dc.publisher.facultyFaculty of Law
dc.publisher.facultyFaculty of Environmental Design
dc.publisher.departmentSustainable Energy Development
dc.identifier.doihttp://dx.doi.org/10.11575/PRISM/37178
thesis.degree.nameMaster of Science
thesis.degree.nameMSc
thesis.degree.grantorUniversity of Calgary


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University of Calgary graduate students retain copyright ownership and moral rights for their thesis. You may use this material in any way that is permitted by the Copyright Act or through licensing that has been assigned to the document. For uses that are not allowable under copyright legislation or licensing, you are required to seek permission.